For over 20 years, I’ve been a licensed skin therapist based in San Francisco. I have helped hundreds of clients achieve their desired goals and objectives with customized skin care treatments and home care regimens. With a strong belief that skin care is a critical component of an overall wellness program, my goal is to treat every client with dedicated attention and respect in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. I founded my practice with the core belief that the essential blend of science, nature and touch is the key to lasting results and long-term relationships with my clients.
In 1999, I received my Esthetician’s license from the State of California. Prior to my licensing, I received a BA with distinction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where I also attended graduate school with a focus on communicative disorders. I love the wealth of educational opportunities in the Bay Area and around the country, and regularly attend skin care seminars, conferences, and online education. I have attended both sections of Skin Care Ingredients for Cosmetic Professionals at UCLA extension, taught by industry legend Rebecca Gadberry, and have received advanced education in oncology esthetics from Oncology Spa Solutions. I believe that advanced education, in a field with rapidly changing technological developments, is of the utmost importance as clients frequently rely on me as a resource. I rely on my clients as well–they still provide my greatest source of education and inspiration, and teach me something new every day.
I enjoy sharing information outside the walls of my practice when invited out to speak to various groups, and launched my blog, The Dermis in 2014.